Acting fast - thinking long: Putting the Green Deal at the centre of the COVID-19 economic recovery

Webinar - Wednesday 3 June - 16.00h-17.00h

Just when the European Commission was taking first steps to realize the European Green Deal, the COVID-19 virus hit Europe with full force. National governments and EU institutions are now implementing monetary and fiscal policy measures that outsize those seen in response to financial crisis in 2008. The economic recovery of COVID-19 harbors considerable risk - and opportunities - for Europe to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

In this webinar, jointly organized by Member of European Parliament Bas Eickhout and Stockholm Environment Institute, researchers, EU policy makers and other climate policy experts will explore how the COVID-19 economic recovery can help finance a sustainable, just and resilient transition towards climate neutrality. The webinar will also give panelists and the audience the opportunity to discuss the European Commission’s Recovery Strategy.

Watch the webinar on YouTube.

Webinar: The Green Deal at the centre of EU recovery

Moderated by Bas Eickhout, Greens/EFA MEP, Vice-Chair Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

  • Welcome by Gregor Vulturius, Head of EU Policy Engagement, SEI
  • The European Commission’s Recovery Strategy
    Presentation by Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet of Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans
  • Panel discussion - How should the EU Green Deal be put at the heart of the COVID-19 economic recovery?
    • Diederik Samsom
    • Åsa Persson, Research Director and Deputy Director, SEI
    • Sandrine Dixson-Declève, co-president of the Club of Rome
  • Q&A session with the audience* and concluding remarks
    * The audience is encouraged to join the discussion via the webinar’s chat function. The co-moderator will relay comments and questions raised in the chat to the panel.

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